What are Orthotics and why I may need them?
Foot Levelers make Spinal-Pelvic Stabilisers which are custom-made orthotics.
Patients with certain types of spinal problems may benefit from custom-made orthotic foot support. The use of orthotics may stabilize the pelvis and spine. This addresses the structural problems within the feet thus reducing abnormal forces and stresses that may impact your feet, knees, hips and back causing pain.
How are they made?
Firstly, patients stand on a scanner plate and have their feet scanned. The scan duplicates any structural misalignment, stresses, or abnormal forces in the feet.
Secondly, the scan information, your shoe size, and the type of orthotic required are sent to Foot Levers and the orthotics to be made to order. Many different styles of orthotics are available. A full range from sports performance and high durability work range through to court shoe and 3/4 length are available for patients of all ages.
Once we receive the orthotic we call you into our office so we can fit them correctly into your shoes. This will help maintain the feet in their proper alignment. Depending upon the patient’s needs, the orthotics may have padding to cushion the foot against the weight of the body.
Generally, the entire process takes between 7-10 days.
Benefits of Custom Orthotics
Healthcare professionals know that alleviating pain in one part of your body may require treating a different part. As a result, abnormal forces and stresses in your feet may contribute to the pain you feel in your knees, hips, back or neck.
These misalignments can be a result of the poor positioning of your feet. Very much like a chain reaction. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency (posture), reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
As a result, our custom-made orthotics complement your chiropractic treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active life.
To book an appointment for the scan and assessment or to find out more information please call Woden Wellness Centre on 62815494.